Monthly Archives: August 2009

Black Diamond Presents: Climbing in the Ruth Gorge A Trip to the Ruth Gorge in Alaska This is an excellent video of Renan Ozturk and Zach Smith's recent trip in Alaska in the Ruth Gorge, where they did a 12-hour ascent of the classic Cobra Pillar on Mt. … Continue reading

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Where the Heck is Sri Lanka? I have always been interested in geography and the far reaches of the world—the people, their customs, the flora and fauna.  I love maps and have since a young child looking at the topography, the demographics and historical points … Continue reading

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Culture and Climbing in Alaska: Summit Day!

Day 11 Monday 25 May: I woke after the best night of sleep the entire trip.  This was strange since we were over 17k; my acclimation must be working.  We spent the morning brewing water to fill all our bottles … Continue reading

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Brick #2

With the nicest weather in a week I did some intensive training this morning.  A ride around Cherry Creek SP then a quick change and refuel.  The ankle feels almost 100%.  I hope to test it on the trails soon. … Continue reading

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